10:1 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber;
10:1 "Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.

10:2 but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3 To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
10:3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

10:4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
10:4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

10:5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
10:5 They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers."

10:6 This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
10:6 Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

10:7 So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:7 So again Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them.
10:8 All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them.

10:9 I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10:9 I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.

10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

10:12 He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
10:12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away--and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

10:13 He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.
10:13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.

10:14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
10:14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

10:15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.

10:16 And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.
10:16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

10:17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
10:17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.

10:18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father."
10:18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father."

10:19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words.
10:19 Again the Jews were divided because of these words.

10:20 Many of them said, "He has a demon, and he is mad; why listen to him?"
10:20 Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is out of his mind. Why listen to him?"

10:21 Others said, "These are not the sayings of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
10:21 Others were saying, "These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

10:22 It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem;
10:22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter,

10:23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.
10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.

10:24 So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
10:24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly."

10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me;
10:25 Jesus answered, "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name testify to me;

10:26 but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep.
10:26 but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep.

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;
10:27 My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.

10:28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.

10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
10:29 What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand.

10:30 I and the Father are one."
10:30 The Father and I are one."

10:31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him.
10:31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him.

10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?"
10:32 Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?"

10:33 The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God."
10:33 The Jews answered, "It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God."

10:34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are gods'?
10:34 Jesus answered, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?

10:35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),
10:35 If those to whom the word of God came were called 'gods'--and the scripture cannot be annulled--

10:36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,' because I said, `I am the Son of God'?
10:36 can you say that the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world is blaspheming because I said, 'I am God's Son'?

10:37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me;
10:37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me.

10:38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
10:38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

10:39 Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
10:39 Then they tried to arrest him again, but he escaped from their hands.

10:40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there he remained.
10:40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there.

10:41 And many came to him; and they said, "John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true."
10:41 Many came to him, and they were saying, "John performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true."

10:42 And many believed in him there.
10:42 And many believed in him there.